Name: Lauren Lara
Birthday: August 11
Occupation: Business Services Coordinator
Employer: Grande Communications
College you attended: Texas State University
Degree: Merchandising with Minor in Business Administration
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
One interesting fact about Lauren?
I’m a part time make up artist.
I’m not much of a reader, but the Amy Poehler books are on my to do list.
Wolf of Wall Street is one of the most recent faves, and of course anything Disney!
How long have you been a member?
Since June 2015
Why you joined YWA?
I joined YWA to meet strong business women that are have drive and determination, and who work to lead and lift each other.
Goals for YWA this year?
My personal goal this year is to meet and genuinely learn about five other members. My goal for the organization is to market the heck out of YWA and get our name out there!
Has there been a volunteer / community service experience that’s made an impact on you?
One of the most impact experiences of community service was doing the Bobcat Build in college. It was a whole day of over 3,500 volunteers going all over San Marcos to help clean and rebuild the community. The faces of the folks that we helped were priceless.
What brought you to Austin?
I had an internship here during college that turned into a part-time job.
What’s your favorite thing about Austin?
The fact that the city has so much to offer – great food, great music, great views, weird people.
Favorite Austin restaurant?
Taco Flats… Have you ever drooled over a simple crispy beef taco? Answer me after you try